‘Sister-Mothers of Gulfport’ opens next week at St. Pete’s Off-Central Players

It runs through Dec. 12.

click to enlarge C/O WARD SMITH
c/o Ward Smith

St. Pete’s newest theater company Off-Central Players continues its first season with the world premiere of “The Sister-Mothers of Gulfport” by local playwright Bill Leavengood.

The dramedy—opening Thursday, Dec. 2—revolves around a single mother and her daughter with themes perfect for the holidays: family and dysfunction. 

Off-Central, a nonprofit, performs out of Studio Grand Central at 2260 1st Ave S. The company and black box-style performance space are the products of producing artistic director, and professional actor, Ward Smith, his sister Karen Riffe, Sydney Reddish (pictured above) and more.

“The Sister-Mothers of Gulfport” runs Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 12. Tickets cost $35. Masks are requested for vaccinated guests, and required for those unvaxxed.

For more information, visit studiograndcentral.com.

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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